Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful break and are ready for a busy 11-week Term 2!
We are still working on resolving a number of Unexplained Absences from Term 1. After a long period of time it is sometimes difficult to remember why your child was absent on a specific date or dates but we encourage you to complete the form, if your child brings one home, and return it to school as a matter of urgency.
As the mornings get cooler it gets harder to get out of bed, but it is important your child arrives at school on time every day.
Attendance and punctuality play a huge role in children's social/emotional and academic development. When students are not in class they miss out on a wealth of knowledge as well as continuity of learning and building and maintaining relationships.
Prioritise your child's attendance.
Children shouldn’t be kept home to babysit or to help around the home. When parents do this, they diminish the importance of attending school every day.
Model presence and punctuality.
Your best teaching is done by example, so leaving for work five minutes late tells your child that being punctual is not important.
Teach strategies that lead to punctuality.
A late bus, misplaced shoes, a crowded bathroom can hold people up, but appropriate strategies can be explicitly taught to your children. For example, preparing clothes the night before can save time when a bathroom is shared. Waking up half an hour early allows for extra time to find a lost shoe.
Teach children the appropriate tools to use in order to increase their chances for regular attendance.
Epilepsy Awareness Week
Thank you to everyone who supported our Wear Purple for Epilepsy Day at the end of Term 1. We raised $372.70 which we have donated to Epilepsy WA. We are now one step closer to being recognised as an Epilepsy Smart School.
P&C Mother’s Day Stall
The P&C is busy preparing for the Mother’s Day Stall which will be held during Week 3. A timetable for when your child’s LA will be visiting the stall will be shared closer to the time.
Cathy Stott, Kiera Slade, Aimee Coffey